CASSADAGA: David A. Carpenter, 77, of Ball Road, Cassadaga, died Saturday, August 8th, 2020 in the Town of Arkwright. He was born in Jamestown, on August 23, 1942, the son of the late Floyd “Spike” and Virginia (Davison) Carpenter, Sr.
David lived at the former McClenathan’s Trailer Court, Fredonia for 30 years (from 1965-1995) before moving to the Town of Arkwright.
He worked as a Truck Driver for a total of 37 years. David loved truck driving, it was in his blood. He started in 1969 with A. Sam & Sons, hauling produce and then drove for several companies until 1979, when he was hired by Red Wing in Fredonia. He continued to drive for Red Wing & Carriage House for 26 years, until December 31, 2005, when they dissolved the fleet. He pulled single, double & triple axle trailers. David was a “Proud Professional Truck Driver.”
He enjoyed riding motorcycles and had several over his lifetime. Even after he went on oxygen for health reasons, he would strap the tank on and go riding. David enjoyed watching “Old Time TV Programs” and going on family vacations, mostly to Tennessee and Pigeon Forge. He also enjoyed going fishing and going out to eat-especially at McDonald’s to meet up with his guy friends for coffee & conversation. David’s bed partner was his beloved Daschund (weiner dog) “Patches.”
Survivors include his wife June M. (Snyder) Carpenter of Cassadaga, whom he married 55 years ago on June 19, 1965, in South Dayton and whom he loved until the day he died, a daughter, Candace M. Glowniak, of Cassadaga; two sons Michael A. (LaVonne) Carpenter, of Brocton; John A. (Denise Lopez) Carpenter, of Sinclairville; and a brother, Floyd Carpenter, Jr., of Florida. Also surviving are a sister-in-law Ethel Carpenter of Brocton and three grandchildren, Travis Carpenter, Quintina (Jacob) Steinhoff and Ida Lewis. Besides his parents he was predeceased by an infant brother Wayne Carpenter, a brother James Carpenter, Sr. and a grandson Leonard Ecker.
A Graveside Memorial Service will be held Saturday morning, September 12th, at 10 o’clock in the St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Fredonia with Rev. Kenneth Pratt, officiating.
The family suggests memorials may be made to Lakeshore Humane Society, 431 E. Chestnut Street, Dunkirk, NY 14048.
Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville. To post condolences or memories go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.